Carlo Gavazzi RGTS Soft Starter Overview

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Dec 11, 2018 8:29:21 AM

Soft Starters are used in conjunction with electrical motors to alleviate the mechanical and electrical stress resulting from sharp rise in torque and sudden inrush current. Shielding the system from the latter in particular can extend the motor’s lifetime while preventing damage to the cables, shaft, and distribution network.

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Topics: Soft Starters

Industrial Facility Safety Initiatives and Control

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Dec 3, 2018 10:50:45 AM

For operators working in an automated environment, safety is dependent on two core factors. Firstly, the safety layers that a process has been embedded with, and secondly, the operator’s own knowledge regarding the workings of the process and how to manage it during abnormal states. Control systems have evolved greatly, incorporating multiple layers of automated safety within them that act as barriers to accident prevention at different scales. Nonetheless, the risk always remains and therefore efforts should be made to minimize its occurrence.

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Topics: Machine Safety

Machine Guarding: Creating Safe Work Environments for Humans and Machines

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Nov 19, 2018 10:09:32 AM

Productivity, efficiency and profits have all soared within the manufacturing industry thanks to the advent of machines and robotics. The benefits do make a strong case for the technologies’ advancements and complicated implementations; however, these systems aren’t free of hazards, especially for the workforce that operates on them.

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Topics: Machine Safety

Banner Engineering 14/30 Series Safety Light Curtains

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Nov 13, 2018 11:18:56 AM

 Safety Light Curtains are an essential part of any plant floor utilizing robotics
and automation equipment, protecting personnel from injury while reducing
downtime due to associated faults.

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Topics: Banner Engineering, Safety Devices & Software

Top 5 Ways to Increase Engineering Productivity

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Nov 7, 2018 1:50:51 PM

Working a 9 – 5 engineering job? An 8-hour day for five or six days a week can have a daunting effect on one’s mind, making it difficult to maintain peak productivity. This combined with distractions and poor planning can further degrade an engineer’s ability to think critically and efficiently. Here are five tips to help boost your productivity and get more work done without venturing into the after-hours territory.

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Topics: productivity

Safety System Selection

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Oct 31, 2018 10:11:36 AM

As factory floors become increasingly complex and incorporate sophisticated modules, the need for fool-proof safety systems also becomes imperative. Organizations have much to lose from operation of unprotected equipment, with the list starting from workers’ lives and going all the way to hefty reinvestments. Safety-rated controls are therefore an important part of the manufacturing industry, but due to the increasingly complex requirements, System Engineers must take into account certain factors when selecting such equipment.

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Topics: Machine Safety

Magswitch AR Series

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Oct 26, 2018 12:48:17 PM

The Magswitch range of magnets is a game changer, revolutionizing the metals industry, adding new capabilities in steel fabrication, handling and lifting. The improved productivity, safety and efficiency brought by the ability to switch the magnetic field on and off with a simple twist makes it way to all corners of the manufacturing chain.

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Topics: Industrial Magnets, Magswitch

Siemens Industrial Tablet PC - SIMATIC IPT1000

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Oct 24, 2018 12:52:00 PM

Dubbed rugged, handy and a powerhouse, the SIMATIC IPT1000 is a top of the line industrial tablet PC from Siemens that keeps up with the requirements of the modern factory. The tablet features practical functionalities and high CPU throughput, comparable to several consumer-level notebooks, giving you a powerful assistant as you move across the plant floor.

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Topics: Siemens

Banner Q4X Photoelectric Sensors – What Benefits does it Bring to the Plant floor?

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Oct 18, 2018 10:57:17 AM

Banner has an impressive portfolio of photoelectric sensors, offering over 12000 different types of sensors, that are in use in almost all Fortune 500 companies in endless applications.

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Topics: Sensors, Banner Engineering, LED Lighting

Emergency Stop and Stop Controllers

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Oct 15, 2018 3:59:59 PM


Ever been in one of those situations where you wished you just had a ‘pause’ button? Accidents on the plant floor can cause irreparable damage to equipment and personnel that can adversely affect your company’s productivity, profitability and safety.

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Topics: Banner Engineering, productivity, robotics, Machine Safety, profitability

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